Menu: A Senegalese Feast
Influenced by its geographical neighbors (North Africa and Morocco), colonialism (France and Portugal), and recent immigration (from Vietnam), Senegal's cuisine is multifaceted and full of intense flavor. This menu, featuring the national dish of thiéboudienne, is a pleasing collision of flavors and textures. Cool and creamy avocado and mango salad, fresh black-eyed peas with a bright squeeze of lime, and a spicy peanut and chicken stew are perfect for feeding a crowd this summer. End the meal with a sweet pudding made from coconut milk, brown sugar and rice.